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Providers for OB/GYN & Family Practice w/Obstetrics

Obstetricians and family practice doctors can offer prenatal and birth care. An obstetrician (OB/GYN)is a physician with specialties in surgery and pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. A woman with a high-risk pregnancy will require the services of an obstetrician. An obstetrician should respect the process of birth, while providing the care required for a high-risk situation. Family practice doctors take lower-risk obstetrical patients and may use fewer interventions than an obstetrician. Interview questions for doctors providing obstetrical care include asking about rates of intervention (epidurals, inductions, cesareans) as well as rate of unmedicated births, vaginal births, and VBACs. Many doctors promote interventions that can lead to complications in both normal and higher-risk labors, while others practice more of a midwifery model of care.


Resources listed are provided for your information only; please interview and choose carefully to find the care that is right for you.

Santa Cruz Community Health Centers
250 Locust Street
21507 East Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
Our Healthy Pregnancy Program combines high-quality prenatal medical care, health education, and
other social services to best support your through your pregnancy, keeping you and your baby
healthy. This program works with Medi-Cal. We operated two clinics: Santa Cruz Women's Health Center and East Cliff Family Health Center.